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Capcom profits rise 290 percent off Dragon's Dogma and Resident Evil

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The famed developer of Street Fighter, Lost Planet, and Resident Evil announced today that they've had an incredible fiscal quarter, raking in the profits from hits like Dragon's Dogma and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

Unfortunately, Dragon's Dogma didn't sell very well in the United States. However, a very strong showing in Japan helped boost the title into platinum territory, selling over one million copies.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was no slouch either, moving just 450,000 copies despite highly negative reviews. Even in light of the supremely negative critical reaction to RE: ORC, it's surprising to see a brand new IP so thoroughly trounce an established series.

It seems like Capcom has a bright future ahead of them. They've stated that Dragon's Dogma is now an established series, adding another pillar to their already healthy line-up. And with Resident Evil 6 coming up on the horizon on October 6, 2012 these strong sales are very likely to continue. Who knows, maybe they'll even have the resources to put out Street Fighter 5 before the decade is out.

Let's just hope that Capcom sold enough copies of Dragon's Dogma in the West to warrant giving it another try with the sequel. 

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7 comments

  • CitizenWolfie - July 31, 2012 7:52 a.m.

    Did Dragon's Dogma have withheld content on the disc like the recent Street Fighters/MvC3/SFxT did? I decided to boycott Capcom after the SFxT Vita characters fiasco until they stop such practices. It sucks because RE6 looks so good but I'd rather miss out than support disc locked content.
  • Smash_Bro - July 31, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    Dogma is amazing, and I'm ridiculously glad that it's done so well. It's a shame that the game didn't get a whole lot of western promotion. (I would've missed out on it had I have missed the X-Play preview.) I much prefer Dragon's Dogma to Skyrim. Capcom deserves this success.
  • boondocks50 - August 2, 2012 12:56 a.m.

    completely agree
  • Clovin64 - July 31, 2012 2:29 a.m.

    Dragon's Dogma is one of my surprise favorite games of the year, and I'd love to see sequel in the future. Just try and give it a slightly better story next time, eh Capcom?
  • shawksta - July 30, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Well atleast they said Dragons Dogma would be the last game they shoehorned with On disk DLC, but then again, it IS Capcom. DD deserves another game, especially since HOPEFULLY, they wont do the DLC shenanigans again until AFTER they finished the game and not on Disk I liked Asura's Wrath, i liked the whole Cinema Style it made it to be.
  • ninjaemperor - July 30, 2012 3:22 p.m.

    I'm genuinely happy to hear this. Capcom have made mistakes recently, but they're still a great dev with an incredibly important history. Looking forward to seeing what they'll be able to do with Dragon's Dogma in the future.
  • IsaacShadow - July 30, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    I hope they make Dragon's Dogma 2. D'sD wasn't the best game but damn it has loads of potential. If it gets a bigger budget and addresses the problems from the last game then it will be amazing.

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